Doyle & Nelson August Food Bank Donations

At our recent Open House on February 2, we collected 12 large totes of food for the Augusta Food Bank, along with $740 in cash donations.  Thanks to our clients and friends who made these generous donations possible! Pictured L-R are Firm Administrator Brendan Doyle, AFB Executive Director Sarah Miller, and AFB Vice-President Nancy Haines.

Synopsis of Memorandum Filed with Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) by Doyle & Nelson on Behalf of Penobscot Energy Recovery Corporation (PERC)

The Environment and Natural Resources Committee has, during the most recent legislative session, been reviewing and evaluating every aspect of the existing Solid Waste Management Program in Maine.  The effort was driven by the committee’s consideration of L.D. 1483, “An Act to Promote and Enhance State Policy to Preserve and Support Existing Methods of Disposal…
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The Present Need To Support The Continued Operation Of Maine’s Waste-to-energy Facilities

Forty years ago the Maine Legislature first enacted the “Maine Hazardous Waste, Septage, and Solid Waste Management Act” Title 38, Maine Revised Statutes, Chapter 13).  The declaration of policy in that Act states, in pertinent part, as follows: “The Legislature finds and declares that it is the policy of the State to pursue and implement…
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Do You Want a New Dump in Your Town?

Here are some real facts.  Maine has roughly 400 closed landfills – what to do with them?  Should we make more of them? The answer is found in some recent polling which we did which says that only 5% of Maine people prefer to dispose of their waste in landfills.  They like waste processing facilities…
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Disposing Of Our Waste

When I first started getting familiar with Maine’s statutes governing how we dispose of our waste, I was truly impressed to see that the Maine Legislature had already set out a waste hierarchy. It spent some time several years ago saying that the priorities ought to be reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, waste to energy, and,…
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